State Contributes $1 Million to Felton Library/Park Project

Assemblymember Mark Stone and Felton Library Friends are pleased to announce $1 million in new one-time state funding for construction of Felton Library and Nature Discovery Park Project, a one-of-its-kind facility in California. “The San Lorenzo Valley is a special...

County Secures $395,000 Grant for New Nature Discovery Park

The Santa Cruz County Department of Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services has received a $395,000 grant to construct an outdoor environmental education area and interpretive trail adjacent to the planned Felton Library. The grant is one of only 39 local projects...

Secret Gardens of the Valley: A Benefit for Felton Library Friends

"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." Cicero The Secret Gardens of the Valley tour on Saturday, May 19, 10am - 4pm benefits Felton Library Friends. Seven unique properties in Felton and Ben Lomond include an extensive succulent garden, a...

In the News

New Felton library and discovery park coming soon
Santa Cruz Sentinel – May 24, 2018

Felton Library scheduled to break ground in late summer
Press Banner – May 9, 2018

You’re Invited

Join us for the unveiling of design concepts for Felton Library Nature Discovery Park.

When: June 14, 2018, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Felton Community Hall Meeting Room, 6191 Highway 9, Felton


We need you! Check out our teams to see which one is a match for you.


Donations will help FLF do amazing things that you will love.


Join us for an upcoming event! Find out more about the new library.

New Library Timeline

Jun 2016
Mar 2017
October 2017
Jan 2018
Spring 2018
Summer 2018
Fall 2019

Jun 2016

Measure S passes! Santa Cruz Public Libraries sought approval of Measure S, a $67 million revenue measure to fund repairs and upgrades at all 10 neighborhood branches. The Felton Branch was allocated $10 million for the new library located on Gushee Street.

Mar 2017

The County will host a community meeting presenting the conceptual site plan for the 2 acre site. Staff will answer questions and listen to feedback from community members.

October 2017

CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) Certification complete. 

Jan 2018

Construction document preparation begins. 

Spring 2018

Bidding and building award.

Summer 2018

Groundbreaking celebration and construction begins. 

Fall 2019


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